Many, many years ago in a town called Assisi, lived a man named Francis. He devoted his life to God and to caring for his neighbor. In the closing days of his life, Francis (whom we now know as Saint Francis) reflected on the beauties of our shared life with Mother Nature. He conveyed his sentiments in the way he knew best – by writing a poem in his language, Italian, becoming the first person to write in the vernacular instead of Latin. Francis wrote of a splendor no man or woman can escape: Nullu homo vivente po skappare.
Scappare, as it is written in today’s Italian, a word that originated in Assisi and used by one man to convey his love for Earth’s majesties and his home. This is what skappo brings to you – a love for the wonders of nature, along with a passion for our culture.
These sentiments have been brought to New Haven through the union of an inspired native of Assisi and a young artistic American student. It was a pristine spring day when Anna Gambacorta and Thomas Sincavage first exchanged glances across Assisi’s Piazza Minerva (June 3, 1973 at 3:20 pm – to be exact!). The union has grown over the thirty-six years of marriage, and now includes children Michael, Yvette and Marc, daughters-in-law Louise and Minola, and grandchildren Massimo, Rocco and our newest addition Marcello!
Come, escape with us to celebrate together culture, friends and life! Enjoy the foods of Italy, with old friends or new ones! Toast with us perche la vita e’ bella e la vogliamo vivere sempre piu’ – because life is beautiful, and we want to live every moment!
Looking for something off the menu? Feeling adventurous? Try out our specials!
One sandwich we are adding for the summer is the Pulled Pork extravaganza (okay – adjectives don’t come to us as well as sandwich recipes…)
What’s that? You’d love to have a soda with that? Great minds do think alike!
Now after all that we hope you are fully pretty happy! Sorry, could you repeat that? Ice-cream? You’d love an ice-cream sandwich to reach that giddy kinda happy feeling? Well, guess what?
Now you can proceed to giggle like you did when you were 7 years old – we did too!
Check out our selection of hand-crafted, uber-licious sandwiches…
Wanna use a fork for lunch? Try our salads – 32 ounces full of super flavors…
We use a blend of different greens – baby arugula, red-leaf lettuce, baby spinach, radicchio – a whole garden in one bite!
We offer a choice of balsamic vinaigrette, mustard vinaigrette, lemon vinaigrette or ranch as a dressing for your fresh-made salad.
Having a party? Just really hungry? We can arrange for any amount you desire!
From sandwich platters, salads or pasta – we can accomodate all! Look for a menu coming soon!
Call us at 203 773-1600 for more information.
We are in the heart of the beautiful city of New Haven!
In the center of historic Ninth Square!
51 Orange Street – near the intersection of Crown Street.